Beyond Rigid Plates: Investigating mechanisms, processes, and products of intraplate deformation

Session ID#: 26414

Session Description:
Over the past several decades our understanding of plate behavior has advanced beyond the classical conception of purely rigid plates deforming only along their margins. However, intraplate strain, deformation extending 100s to 1000s of kilometers inboard of active margins, is commonly recognized, but poorly understood. The Altai, Tien Shan, and Sierras Pameanas are prominent modern examples of intraplate deformation, whereas the Ancestral Rocky Mountains, Laramide, Petermann, and Alice Springs orogenies are ancient examples and some of the most enigmatic tectonic events in geologic history.

Comprehensive evaluation and characterization of this complex lithospheric behavior requires a broad understanding of surface response, lithosphere rheologic boundary conditions, and associated geodynamics. The processes, products, and driving mechanisms of intraplate deformation intimately link mantle-lithosphere interaction to surface processes. The goal of this session is to provide a platform wherefrom a diverse collection of earth scientists can present and collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.

Primary Convener:  Tyson Michael Smith, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Conveners:  Weronika Gorczyk, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia, Yiduo Liu, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States and Roberto Martino, National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Magdala Tesauro, Utrecht University, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands, Mikhail K Kaban, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and Alan Aitken, University of Western Australia, School of Earth and Environment, Perth, Australia
Alizia Tarayoun, Stephane Mazzotti and Frédéric Gueydan, Géosciences Montpellier, Montpellier Cedex 05, France
Shaofeng Liu1, Michael Gurnis2, Pengfei Ma1 and Bo Zhang1, (1)China University of Geosciences (Beijing), State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources and School of Geosciences and Resources, Beijing, China, (2)California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory and Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States
Maximiliano Bezada1, Sara Kowalke1,2 and Jacquelyn Smale1,3, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)Department of Natural Resources Ohio, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Caroline Kaub1, Julie Perrot2, Pascal Le Roy Sr1, Christine Authemayou1, Laurent Bollinger3, Helene Hebert4 and Laurent Geoffroy1, (1)IUEM Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Plouzané, France, (2)CNRS-Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Laboratoire Géosciences Océan, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Plouzané, France, (3)CEA, Bruyeres Le Chatel, France, (4)CEA, Arpajon Cedex, France
Alex Copley, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Supriyo Mitra, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Department of Earth Sciences, Kolkata, India
Camilo Montes, Yachay Tech University, Imbabura, Ecuador, Andres Felipe Rodriguez-Corcho, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, Natalia Hoyos, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Agustin Cardona, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia and German Bayona, Corporación Geológica Ares, Bogotá, Colombia
Dickson Cunningham, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, United States
Byung Dal So, Kangwon National University, Division of Geology & Geophysics, Chuncheon, South Korea and Fabio A Capitanio, Monash University, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Christine S Siddoway, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Arushi Saxena, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States, Eunseo Choi, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States and Christine Ann Powell, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, Memphis, TN, United States
Neta Dembo1,2, Roi Granot1 and Yariv Hamiel2, (1)Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Beer Sheva, Israel, (2)Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Matthew JOSEPH Comeau1, Michael Becken1, Johannes Kaeufl2, Alexey V Kuvshinov2, Jochen Kamm1, Alexander Grayver2, Sodnomsambuu Demberel3, Sukhbaatar U Usnikh3, Erdenechimeg Batmagnai3 and Shoovdor Tserendug3, (1)University of Münster, Institute of Geophysics, Münster, Germany, (2)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Geophysics, Zurich, Switzerland, (3)Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Blandine Gardonio, Ecole Normale Superieure, Geosciences, Paris, France, Eric Calais, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Paris, France and Romain Jolivet, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, PSL Research University, Paris, France
Oluwaseun Idowu Fadugba, University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), Memphis, TN, United States, Eunseo Choi, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, United States and Christine Ann Powell, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, Memphis, TN, United States
Michael Sanderson DeLucia1, Stephen Marshak2 and William Guenthner1, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, United States
Tyson Michael Smith, Joel Saylor, Kurt E Sundell and Thomas J Lapen, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Austin Boles, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Andreas Mulch, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, United States and Ben van der Pluijm, University of Michigan, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Pablo Cristián Iturrieta1, Jose M Cembrano2, Ashley Stanton-Yonge3 and Daniel Hurtado1, (1)Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, (2)Andean Geothermal Center of EXCELLENCE, Santiago, Chile, (3)Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA, FONDAP-CONICYT), Santiago, Chile

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